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Owain Jones

Owain has been writing and editing about rugby since 2004. He has edited matchday programmes for the WRU, publications for the British & Irish Lions and written for the Guinness Pro14. A regular voice on BBC Radio Wales, from 2011 to 2018, he was the editor of Rugby World Magazine. He has been writing for RugbyPass since 2019.

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Opinion

Saracens' road to redemption gathers pace

The late Premiership Final loss to Leicester Tigers will have hurt Mark McCall's men and they will be fired to reclaim their title

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
24 Apr 2023, 10:13
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Opinion

Online criticism of referees is getting out of control

Players should be able to air their views but there is a very fine line when it comes to criticism of match officials doing the im…

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
19 Apr 2023, 4:05
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Analysis

All hail Chris Ashton, the Premiership's first try-centurion

The much-travelled England wing has spent a career scoring tries and he crossed an impressive milestone against Exeter Chiefs

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
17 Apr 2023, 8:32
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Exclusive

Josh Adams: 'The fire has always been in me.'

The Cardiff and Wales wing is a fiery character and he will need all his competitive instincts to down Benetton in the Challenge C…

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
07 Apr 2023, 17:44
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Opinion

Heineken Cup nears the business end as the elite show their class

Domestic rugby's premier competition has been whittled down to the final eight and there are some tantalising fixtures in store

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
03 Apr 2023, 8:36
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Analysis

Irish march towards Premiership play-offs

Declan Kidney has inspired an epic turnaround with a roster full of gifted youngsters and they have silverware in their sights

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
27 Mar 2023, 11:08
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Interview

Tom Pearson: 'I'd love to play in a World Cup'

The buccaneering young London Irish backrow has been getting rave reviews all season and is on England's radar

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
24 Mar 2023, 14:10
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Analysis

Ireland are masters of all they survey, now for the World Cup

The feats of Andy Farrell's squad will be lauded in the years to come but they must now rid themselves of the World Cup hex

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
20 Mar 2023, 10:37
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Analysis

Battered Ireland close in on a Grand Slam

Andy Farrell's men have shown throughout the tournament that they can adapt and thrive and that bodes well for a World Cup tilt

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
13 Mar 2023, 8:45
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Opinion

Gatland's return in danger of getting the thumbs down

The most successful Welsh coach of all time is weighed down with domestic strife but must lead his squad to sunnier climes

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
10 Mar 2023, 10:46
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Analysis

Bristol Bears bare their teeth as renaissance gathers momentum

Pat Lam's side have been in the doldrums but a sense of rejuvenation is in the air at Ashton Gate

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
06 Mar 2023, 7:48
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Analysis

Progress of Ollie Lawrence sees England's overreliance on Manu Tuilagi dwindle

The Six Nations gives players a platform to rewrite their stories and the Bath centre is proving he can thrive in adversity

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
27 Feb 2023, 9:35
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Exclusive

Sam Whitelock: 'I've never been shy about voicing my opinion'

The legendary second-row maybe entering his final season as an All Black but the Crusader is only looking forward

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
24 Feb 2023, 15:39
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Analysis

Mike Brown proves the doubters wrong

Left on the professional scrapheap at 37, Mike Brown never gave up hope and he had his day in the sun with Leicester Tigers

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
20 Feb 2023, 8:22
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Analysis

The Irish eyes are smiling

Ireland showed they can walk the walk without a gamut of frontline stars in a battle for the ages against an obdurate, gifted Fren…

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
13 Feb 2023, 9:05
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Analysis

Van der Merwe's heroics silence the Twickenham masses

A try for the ages lights up a thrilling opening weekend of Six Nations rugby as Scotland, Ireland and France register away wins

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
06 Feb 2023, 8:48
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Analysis

The Borthwick era begins and a nation expects

A new era beckons at Twickenham and there is expectation in the air that Steve Borthwick can kickstart an England renaissance agai…

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
04 Feb 2023, 3:04
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Analysis

Is Welsh belief growing with the return of Warren Gatland?

The influence of the legendary Welsh coach has been seen after an upturn in fortunes for the beleaguered Welsh regions

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
23 Jan 2023, 9:41
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Analysis

RFU tackle-law debacle highlights rugby's existential crisis

The challenge for rugby to become a safer sport but still retain the elements that have made it a cherished sport to so many has b…

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
30 Jan 2023, 10:39
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Analysis

Will Eddie have the last laugh?

The sacked England coach has gone home where he hopes to leave a legacy with the Wallabies, starting with a World Cup run in Franc…

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
16 Jan 2023, 8:23
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